The Aerosol & Dispensing Forum (ADF) and Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design (PCD) New York —North America's only dedicated event for the aerosol, dispensing, perfume and cosmetic packaging industry— wrapped up another successful year with a Conference program and Exhibition show floor packed with the latest sustainability solutions and technological innovations
Attendance was at an all-time high, with more than 2,000 visitors who came to learn, network and build relationships with specialist suppliers.
Visitors found it easier than ever to gain hands-on access to new environmentally friendly packaging options on display. The accompanying Conference Program featured industry leaders who shed light on sustainability strategies and challenges that are top of mind for both brands and suppliers.
Attendees comprised of packaging experts, R&D specialists, procurement professionals and more from some of the industry's most influential brands. These included Amika, Avon, Church & Dwight Co., Colgate-Palmolive, Coppertone, CORE HOME, COTY, Estee Lauder, Fresh (LVMH), GlaxoSmithKline, Harry’s, Johnson & Johnson, L Brands, L’Occitane, L'Oreal, Maesa, Malin + Goetz, MOROCCANOIL, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser, Revlon, Sherwin Williams, Shiseido, The Coca-Cola Company, Unilever and WD-40. 62 different countries in total were represented at the event.
Robert Demson, Research Fellow at Henkel said of his time as a visitor to the show floor, “In terms of future innovation, I discussed with multiple companies about their product offerings for both sustainability and unique delivery systems for aerosol mousse and hairspray formulations. Returning to my R&D team with plenty of ‘ideation fuel."
Future Beauty Packaging Live, powered by PCD and Webpac, covered much talked about industry topics including e-commerce, packaging for indie beauty brands, designing for optimum consumer experience, and the challenges of international growth.
The Conference was well-attended overall, especially the Plastics in Turmoil: Towards Greener Alternatives In Beauty Packaging panel discussion, which further illustrates the importance of and demand for delivering more sustainable packaging, aerosol and dispensing systems.
Kameelah S. Majied, Associate Director of MERCK and visitor to the show said: “The Future of Beauty Live seminars were so valuable. In addition to participating in one, I made the effort to attend. What a wealth of knowledge I gained from industry experts!”
Bridget Winkler, Strategic Marketing Manager for Aptar, said of her experience as an exhibitor, “ADF&PCD New York provided a unique opportunity for Aptar, as a global leader in innovative dispensing packaging solutions, to highlight our award-winning aerosol innovation technology, as well as deepen our connection with beauty brand owners.
"Our partnership with the ADF&PCD team allows Aptar to showcase our use of market insights, design, and engineering to build brand value for our customers."
Innovation Award winners were revealed in the September 18 ceremony led by Christophe Pradère, CEO & Founder of BETC Design:
New for 2019, the Rising Star Awards were presented to recognize outstanding projects from Pratt Institute and Fashion Institute of Technology students:
A new award was announced to spotlight inventors, the first Dandelion Clocks Award will be presented at ADF&PCD NY 2020. This special award has been organized by Marisol Simard, Founder of Dandelion Clocks Inc., a consulting firm focused on business growth through innovation strategies and creative team dynamics for the beauty industry.
ADF&PCD hosts industry events throughout the year in New York and Paris. In 2020, ADF&PCD joins with the Packaging of Premium & Luxury Drinks (PLD) to launch a new event that connects packaging developers, designers and innovators to share ideas and inspiration, discover new packaging possibilities and learn from international influencers that shape the global premium and luxury drinks packaging community.
ADF&PCD and PLD Paris will take place on January 29-30, 2020 at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris.
ADF&PCD New York is scheduled for September 16 & 17, 2020.